Understand the symptoms of certain retinal diseases including certain diabetic eye diseases. Understand the symptoms of certain retinal diseases including certain diabetic eye diseases.

Understanding the Symptoms


What can the symptoms of certain retinal diseases look like?

certain retinal diseases may change the way your eyes see the world

Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)/Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) in DME, and Macular Edema following Retinal Vein Occlusion (MEfRVO) all have symptoms in common, but individual patients can experience them differently. All of these symptoms can impact your daily life, affecting your ability to read, write, drive, and even recognize faces. Over time, these conditions can lead to vision loss.

Help your eyes fight back

If you’re experiencing symptoms, it’s important to talk to your eye care team about it. Not sure what to ask during your first appointment? This guide can help.

Download the discussion guide to help start the conversation with your doctor about retinal disease.

Use virtual reality to see the symptoms of certain retinal diseases

Learn more about the common symptoms with In My Eyes, a mobile virtual reality app. Wet AMD, DME, and MEfRVO are diseases that can get worse, so it’s important to understand the symptoms and take action. You can also share the app with your loved ones to help them better understand what you may be experiencing.

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In My Eyes virtual reality app allows you to see the symptoms of certain retinal diseases.

Normal Vision

Impaired Vision

TAKE ACTION WITH THE AMSLER GRID

Because certain retinal diseases can get worse, it is important that you check your vision in between eye appointments. The Amsler Grid is a simple eye test you can do on your own at home to monitor your vision.

Tips for living with low vision


Just a few changes may make a big difference in your daily routine. From small things you can do around your house to special tools you can use for reading and writing, there’s plenty of ways to help simplify your life with low vision.

Watch our YouTube series "Tips in a Blink" or check out some of our favorite low vision tips here.

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Tips for living with low vision

WHAT IS DME/DR IN DME?

WHAT IS WET AMD?

WHAT IS MEfRVO?

Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in people 20 to 74 years of age in the United States. Learn about DME/DR in DME and how EYLEA may be able to help.

Wet AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among people 50 years of age and older in the United States─ learn how EYLEA may be able to help.

MEfRVO is a serious eye condition that can quickly get worse or lead to a loss of vision. Find out how EYLEA may be able to help.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
  • EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection is a prescription medicine administered by injection into the eye. You should not use EYLEA if you have an infection in or around the eye, eye pain or redness, or known allergies to any of the ingredients in EYLEA, including aflibercept.
  • Injection into the eye with EYLEA can result in an infection in the eye and retinal detachment (separation of retina from back of the eye). Inflammation in the eye has been reported with the use of EYLEA.
  • In some patients, injections with EYLEA may cause a temporary increase in eye pressure within 1 hour of the injection. Sustained increases in eye pressure have been reported with repeated injections, and your doctor may monitor this after each injection.
  • There is a potential risk of serious and sometimes fatal side effects related to blood clots, leading to heart attack or stroke in patients receiving EYLEA.
  • Serious side effects related to the injection procedure with EYLEA are rare but can occur including infection inside the eye and retinal detachment.
  • The most common side effects reported in patients receiving EYLEA are increased redness in the eye, eye pain, cataract, vitreous (gel-like substance) detachment, moving spots in the field of vision, and increased pressure in the eye.
  • It is important that you contact your doctor right away if you think you might be experiencing any side effects, including eye pain or redness, light sensitivity, or blurring of vision, after an injection.
  • EYLEA is for prescription use only. For additional safety information, please talk to your doctor and see the full Prescribing Information for EYLEA.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

INDICATIONS

EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of patients with Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Macular Edema following Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO), Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) in patients with DME.

Please see the full Prescribing Information for EYLEA.

The information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor.

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